Serena Williams is currently on vacation with her fiance Alexis Ohanian. They’re in Mexico, soaking up culture and sun and sand. Some might even call it a babymoon, although I feel like they’ve been on vacation now for a few months. Anyway, Serena posted this Instagram (above) with a message to the baby residing in the world #1′s belly:
My Dearest Baby,
You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 from the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy
This isn’t so much an open letter to her baby as much as it’s a reminder that Serena currently holds the #1 ranking in women’s singles in the world. German player Angelique Kerber took the #1 ranking last year, but Serena retook it after the Australian Open, then lost it again briefly, and has now regained it… but not by playing any tournaments! She basically became #1 again because Kerber has been crashing out of tournaments so early and losing points. Also: I think it’s great that Serena keeps insisting that she’ll absolutely be back next year. Will the baby be in the player’s box? Hm.
Also: Romanian Hall-of-Famer Ilie Nastase is being investigated for some racist comments he made about Serena Williams. He was also thrown out of the Fed Cup games in Romania this weekend because he called British player Johanna Konta a “f–king bitch.”
Photos courtesy of Getty, Instagram.